about:mozilla is a round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
Mozilla Is My Dinosaur
Sean Martell is the Lead Visual Designer for Mozilla and apparently also a great poet. Chances are that if you see a logo on a Mozilla website, it was probably him who has drawn the lines and added the colors. His latest works include the updated logos for Nightly and Aurora (apart from the dozens of other awesome-looking logos).
But the newest work by him is the poem “Mozilla Is My Dinosaur” written for his kids. To top it off and make it the cutest thing you’ll see today, it’s accompanied by a drawing.
Share Your Favorite Website with Firefox for Android
Firefox for Android is definitely the best browser for your phone and now it just got even better: The new quickshare feature allows you to share favorite websites with a single tap with Facebook, Twitter or via email. To make it even simpler, you can just bump your phone against your friend’s phone to share open tabs, a recipe or an article. To make it even easier to read those things on a small screen, we also added new updates to Reader: You can now change the font on your preference and depending on the level of light in the room, Firefox for Android will switch between the light and the dark mode. So what are you waiting for?
Firefox OS Devices Are Back on Ebay
Firefox OS is our brand new and open operating system for mobile phones which will forever change the way you interact with the Web on the go. It literally changes and transforms with you to meet your needs – no matter if you want to look for a movie, watch it or even buy cinema tickets, with Firefox OS everything is just a few taps away.
Roughly a month after the initial launch, ZTE made the ZTE Open phone available for you to get on eBay for just $79. Within just two days, it was completely sold out, but now the ZTE Open is back again and waiting just for you.
The Firefox Flicks Winners Are In
A few months ago, we announced the 2013 Firefox Flicks Competition and put you to a challenge: Create a video which shows people how the power of the Web can change people’s lives. Now, after having received over 400 entries, our celebrity judges have picked the best flicks. The grand prize winning motion picture “Spot the Difference” shows in a humorous way how to discover, enjoy and share content on the go. To celebrate all the six winning films, we held a premiere party at the Toronto International Film Festival – now it’s your turn to congratulate them!
Making the Web @ Campus Party
Two weeks ago, the O2 in London was filled with hackers, developers, gamers and technophiles and most importantly, Mozillians like you. While our Firefox Student Ambassadors handed out t-shirts and showed how to get involved with Mozilla, you also had the opportunity to make the Web while drinking smoothies: One of the main focuses was on teaching the web using the Webmaker tools during our fun contests. Whether you were challenged to pit pacman against space invaders or even pirates versus ninjas, the results are truly creative.
Photo of the Week
Mozilla Philippines at Y4IT. Find more pictures of the event on Flickr.
* September 26 – Mombasa, Kenya: MozCafe Mombasa
* September 27 & 28 – Albacete, Spain: Open Source Software Congress
* September 28 – Mexico City, Mexico: Super Happy Dev House
* September 28 & 29 – Ouragla, Algeria: TechCamp Algeria
* September 28 & 29 – Montreal, Canada: Firefox OS Hackathon
* Find even more near you on the Events Calendar
The newsletter is written by Mozilla’s Community Engagement team. For more on what has been happening this week also checkout the Mozilla Project Meeting. If you have anything you would like to include in our next issue, please contact: about-mozilla[at]mozilla[dot]com or send us a tweet @aboutmozilla. You can also subscribe to the email version.
Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!
24 Sep 2013 Jan Bambach